New Hampshire Representatives Support Removal of President Donald Trump
New Hampshire Reps. Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster both released statements Thursday calling for immediate action to be taken against President Donald Trump in wake of Wednesday's unprecedented breach of the U.S Capitol.
Both Pappas and Kuster, who represent New Hampshire's first and second congressional districts, respectively, both said they support measures to remove Trump from office.
In Pappas' statement, the Manchester native said he supports Trump's "immediate removal from power" following what he called an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.
"What we witnessed yesterday should chill Americans to their core," Pappas said in the statement. "Riotous, armed mobs overcame law enforcement and stormed the Capitol, and they attempted to derail American democracy. They did this after being incited and instructed by President Donald J. Trump.
"(Trump) has failed the most fundamental element of the job," Pappas continued, "to support and defend the Constitution. This President should not serve one more day in office. That is why I support the growing bipartisan calls for his immediate removal from power under the 25th Amendment or the impeachment process, whichever means will ensure the swiftest possible end to his dangerous Presidency."
Kuster, meanwhile, said in her statement that American people "are at risk" as long as Trump remains president.
"President Trump has proven time and time again that he is either unable or unwilling to protect and defend the United States Constitution or the American people. The violence he incited yesterday undoubtedly played a central role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. People in America and round the world watched in horror as a mob of pro-Trump domestic terrorists invaded and attacked the U.S. Capitol. The violent rioters aimed to overturn the results of a free and fair election and prevent us from fulfilling our constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.
"As long as President Trump is in the Oval Office, the people of this country - and our very democracy - are at risk. This man demonstrates a clear inability to discharge the duties of his office and he should be removed immediately. I hope that Vice President Pence and members of the President's cabinet will find the courage to do right by our nation and invoke the 25th Amendment to ensure this President cannot cause more irreparable harm in the remaining 13 days of his Presidency. If they will not act, articles of impeachment should be drafted immediately."
Congress certified Joe Biden as the winner of the election on Thursday, although some Republicans in Congress are challenging Biden's ratification, according to The Wall Street Journal.